Award Listings, News August 2023

Over £1.6M awarded to organisations across Scotland in July

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from July 2023. 65 organisations received just over £1.6M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.

£1,642,500 was awarded to 65 organisations in July 2023, with a success rate of 78%. If you would like to receive our award announcements directly to your inbox, please sign up to our mailing list.

Currently, our funding is aimed at constituted community groups and registered charities who are working to alleviate poverty and trauma in Scotland, and who have an annual income of under £2 million. We have four funds under our strategy: Wee Grants, Small Grants, Large Grants, and Community Vehicles. Each of these funds is designed to be clear, transparent and accessible to meet the needs of those we fund and potential applicants, and make sure our funding is targeted. If you would like to find out more about our funds, please click here.

Each of the organisations below demonstrated in their application how their work is contributing to the alleviation of poverty and trauma in Scotland. 

Would you rather see this list split by Local Authority? Download our report here.

We have awarded £6,364,105 to 204 organisations since the beginning of our financial year in March 2023. Download our report here which shows the full list of awards.

Award Focus - Inverclyde Faith in Throughcare

Inverclyde Faith in Throughcare (IFIT) supports people in Inverclyde who are affected by, or at risk of becoming involved in, the community/criminal justice system, including those transitioning from prison to community.

"We believe that everyone deserves the chance to learn new life skills, access training and employment opportunities, and develop positive relationships. Our goal is to empower individuals to realise their full potential and make positive changes in their lives.

Through our programmes and services, we provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Whether it's through employment training, education programmes, or peer support groups, we offer a range of initiatives that are designed to help individuals build a brighter future." Roslyn Friel, Trustee of IFIT. 

What our team says... "The work of Inverclyde Faith in Throughcare is a strong fit with our Emotional Wellbeing and Relationships theme, where we are particularly interested in services that are person centred and focused on strength-based approaches. We know that strong networks and support, whether this is from family, friends or your local community, play a fundamental role in a person’s physical and mental health. We want to see a Scotland that builds stronger wellbeing and relationships for people, and that is why we are delighted to be supporting IFIT over the next three years." Kerry McFarlane, Funding Officer.

Large Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £2 million
  • Revenue funding of between £15,000 and £50,000 for up to five years
  • Unrestricted or restricted funding
  • Can include the costs of equipment to support your work.

July 2023 awards:

East & Central Sutherland Citizens Advice Bureau Running costs of East & Central Sutherland CAB Highland £90,000
Mind Mosaic Child And Family Therapies The salary costs of the Play Therapist Inverclyde £90,000
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs Towards the Core costs of SFAD Glasgow City £87,000
Street Connect Operations Costs (excluding salaries) Glasgow City; Inverclyde; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; West Dunbartonshire £85,500
Wellspring-Scotland Free Counselling Sessions for Children and Young People. Edinburgh City £78,000
Murton Trust For Education and the Environment Towards the Education Programme Angus; Dundee City £75,000
LGBT Youth Scotland The Running Costs of Central and North Service of LGBT Youth Scotland Dundee City; Falkirk; Highland; Perth and Kinross; Stirling £75,000
Parklea Branching Out The costs of the Education and Training Programmes Inverclyde £75,000
The 3 Rs Horse Rescue Centre The costs of Work Placements and Training for Young People Dumfries and Galloway £75,000
HorseBack UK The costs of the Youth Development Programme Aberdeenshire £60,000
Home-Start East Fife The running costs of Home-Start East Fife Fife £57,000
The zone initiative limited The Running Costs of The Zone East Ayrshire £55,500
Haldane Youth Services Core running costs West Dunbartonshire £51,000

Community Vehicle Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million
  • Funding of up to £10,000 for a vehicle to support your work

July 2023 awards:

Coalfield Community Transport SCIO New Electric Vehicle East Ayrshire £10,000
Glasgow Street Aid Treatment Vehicle Glasgow City £10,000
Aiofe's Sensory Bus The Sensory Bus Dumfries and Galloway; East Ayrshire; North Ayrshire; South Ayrshire £7,500
Project Esperanza Community Vehicle Edinburgh City £7,500
Outfit Moray Mini Bus Moray £7,500
Alternatives WDCDS The Van for the Residential Service West Dunbartonshire £5,000
Kilmarnock YMCA Plus SCIO Delivery Van East Ayrshire £5,000

Small Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £100,000
  • Revenue funding of between £2,000 and £15,000 for up to five years
  • Unrestricted or restricted funding
  • Can include the costs of equipment to support your work.

July 2023 awards:

Civil Rights First Running Costs Scotland Wide £45,000
IFIT - Inverclyde Faith in Throughcare Running Costs Inverclyde £45,000
Midlothian Foodbank (SCIO) The running costs of Midlothian Foodbank Midlothian £45,000
SupportED(brand name of the Linda Tremble Foundation) The running costs of SupportED Scotland Wide £42,000
Ochil Youths Community Improvement (OYCI) Salary costs of the Chief Officer Clackmannanshire £39,000
Local Energy Action Plan Core Costs of LEAP Renfrewshire £36,000
Kilmarnock YMCA Plus SCIO The salary costs of the Community Café Manager East Ayrshire £30,000
Searchlight Scotland The running costs of Searchlight Scotland Aberdeen City £30,000
Eighteen and Under The costs of the Essential Skills For the Future Project Angus £30,000
South East Integration Network Running Costs Glasgow City £30,000
Aberdeen Multicultural Centre SCIO The salary costs of the Manager Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire £30,000
SupERkids The core costs of SupERKids East Renfrewshire £30,000
Scottish Youth Film Foundation Running costs of the Scottish Youth Film Foundation (SYFF) Scotland Wide £30,000
Lambhill Stables Running Costs Glasgow City £30,000
St Mary's Community Centre Running Costs Dundee City £24,000
Cuillin FM The Youth Space Programme Highland £21,000
Creative Spark Theatre Arts The costs of the Community Arts Projects East Dunbartonshire £21,000
The Smith-Magenis Syndrome Foundation UK The costs of the work in Scotland Scotland Wide £15,000
Darfur Foundation The Costs of Work in Scotland Glasgow City £10,000
Cancer Card The costs of the Essentials Comfort Box Project North Lanarkshire £8,000

Wee Grants

  • For constituted community groups and charities with an annual income of less than £25,000
  • Funding of up to £2,000 for one year only
  • Could cover revenue* or capital costs to support your work.

July 2023 awards:

Pride in Moray Moray Pride Event Moray £2,000
The Maryburgh Men's Shed Building Upgrade Highland £2,000
Butterfly Day Centre SCIO Running Costs Falkirk £2,000
Forth Valley Men's Shed Running Costs Clackmannanshire £2,000
Perthshire Welfare Society Running Costs Perth and Kinross £2,000
Larkhall Men's Shed Running Costs South Lanarkshire £2,000
Friends Of Kilsyth Running Costs North Lanarkshire £2,000
Time For Tully Glasgow Science Centre Trip West Dunbartonshire £2,000
More Than Fibro SCIO Running Costs North Lanarkshire £2,000
South Ayrshire School Clothing Bank School PE Kits South Ayrshire £2,000
Plean's Voice Running Costs Stirling £2,000
Clydesdale Community Concert Band The Costs of the Junior Band South Lanarkshire £2,000
Books for Foggie Bairns Running Costs Aberdeenshire £2,000
89th Stenhousemuir Scout Group Storage Container for Scout Equipment Falkirk £2,000
B.J.O Amara Association The Children's Holiday Food Camp Glasgow City £2,000
Friends Of Peoples Palace Winter Gardens Glasgow Green Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
Gambians and friends in Scotland Community Association The Community Connect Event 2023 Glasgow City £2,000
North West Training Centre Running Costs Highland £2,000
Gosford Bay Outdoors SCIO The Renovation of Towford Outdoor Centre Scottish Borders £2,000
Health, lifestyle & recovery Running Costs Perth and Kinross; West Lothian £2,000
Inverkeithing Community Council The 2023 Christmas Event Fife £1,000
Doodle Bugs Macduff Running Costs Aberdeenshire £1,000
Grand Kasai Scotland Family Fun Day Event Glasgow City £1,000
Fernhill Senior Citizens Men's Club Running Costs South Lanarkshire £1,000
Leith Community Archers Running Costs Edinburgh City £1,000